9 tasty things to do at the Tiny Rebel Newport Food Festival


Headline sponsors Tiny Rebel


Thousands of visitors are expected to pack out the streets of Newport for this Saturday’s food festival – sponsored by Tiny Rebel.

The award-winning brewery which runs Urban Tap in the city centre is the headline sponsor of the free, one-day event which will see 80 stalls and more than a dozen food demonstrations or talks.

Tiny Rebel’s Bradley Cummings said: “We’re a proud Newport business so coming on board as headline sponsor of the festival is a great honour.”

The Golden Lion at Magor is a supporting sponsor – and two of its chefs are on the bill.

The mouth-watering line-up of chefs includes the Celtic Manor Resort’s TV chef Larkin Cen, Ben Periam of Mojo The Food Bar, James Sommerin of The Esplanade in Penarth, and Steve White of The Ruperra Arms.

The festival’s hotly-contested teen chef competition final will be staged at 10am upstairs in Newport Market, and there will be a battle of the burgers there between Pretentious Burger Kitchen and Meat Bar & Grill at 4pm.

There’s also a packed programme of entertainment with choirs and bands performing throughout the day.


lucknam park
Hywel Jones

Here are 9 tasty things to do at the festival:

  1. Learn how to make perfect pasta – including a simple dish anyone can replicate at home – with the Executive Chef of The Park Michelin-starred restaurant and The Brasserie at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Hywel Jones. His session will take place at 11am in the upper area of Newport Market.


  1. Spice up your life with a tasting of some of the hot and fiery sauces from Monmouthshire producers Sorai. If you love chillis, these sauces are for you! We recommend the onion and balsamic sauce which has a hot tang.


  1. Brush up on your cake decorating skills at a demonstration with Nia Thomas in 44 High Street at 2pm. Nia has 18 years of experience in decoration and sugar craft – and she has passed on her skills in classes and day schools for the past two years.


  1. Sample fantastic, fresh, and funky vegetarian food at the Parsnipship stall – created at their base in South Wales. We’re in love with Parsnipship’s haloumi burgers.


  1. Catch a demonstration by Gwent chef James Sommerin, whose Penarth restaurant has been awarded title of Best in Wales in the Good Food Guide 2016. He’ll be at the Pobl offices at 11.30am. He has inspired his 17-year-old daughter to work alongside him in his kitchen.


Clam’s Handmade Cakes 


  1. Check out the sweet taste of Clam’s Handmade Cakes at their stall – last year, they did a roaring trade. So pop along early to get the widest selection of cakes!


  1. Learn how to cook with beer with the help of Tiny Rebel’s Paul Turley. His demonstration will be in the Pobl offices at 2.30pm.


  1. Taste some wine or liqueur from exhibitors Cwm Deri Vineyard. We caught up with them at the recent Abergavenny Food Festival and loved their light and bright elderflower gin and smooth sloe gin.


  1. Grab an ice lolly with a kick from Mojo The Food Bar’s pop-up cocktail bar – or a special cocktail created by mixologist and head bartender, Andrej Madaras.



Crowds in 2015

See the full programme of chef demonstrations here: http://www.newportfoodfestival.co.uk/blog/?page_id=3293


The 80 exhibitors are:

Ally’s Confectionery

Asia Spice Box

Avril’s Country Kitchen

Baked On Green Street

Batch Farm Cheesemakers

Big G’s Grill

Bill King Artisan Baker 

Black Mountain Smokery

Boonta Too Thai


Ciao Bella

Claire’s Kitchen

Clam’s Handmade Cakes

Crazy Creperie Ltd

Cwm Deri Vineyard

Dinky Donuts


Ele’s Little Kitchen

Ffwrnes Pizza

Flapjack Fairy

Flour’d Up

Fresh As A Daisy


Gower Cottage Brownies

Grandma Bees

Gwynne’s Ice Cream

Heather’s Harvest

Honeybunch Cake Company

Huckleberry Treats

Imaginative Gourmet

Jayne’s Bakes

La Fleur de Chocolat

Meat and Greek

MEAT Bar and Grill

Med Foods Ltd

MoJo The Food Bar and Dog ‘n’ Dough

Mr & Mrs Olives

Mr Croquewich (Creative Kitchen)

Mrs Brown’s Bakes

Myrtle’s Kitchen

Narnas Limited

Noodles In A Box

Old Granary Pierogi

Parc Pantry

Pieroth Ltd

Pizza Wheels

Pretentious Burger Kitchen

Pulled Pork People

Riverford Organic Farms

Roman Legionary Museum

TechniquestRSPB Cymru

Science Cream Ltd

Seasons Farm Foods

Senior Twister

Shivers (Caws Cenarth)


Stainswick Farm Oil LLP

Tasty Bites


That Fish Guy

The Parsnipship

The Preservation Society

The Ridgeway Bar & Kitchen

The Welsh Confectionary

Tiny Rebel

Tudor Brewery

Ty Gwyn Cider

Untapped Brewing Company

Urban Jungle Coffee

Varsity Coffee


All you need to know about Cardiff’s International Food Festival this weekend

60,000 people are expected at Cardiff's International Food Festival
60,000 people are expected at Cardiff’s International Food Festival

AROUND 60,000 food fans are set to descend on Cardiff Bay this weekend.

The annual Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival will feature eating, drinking, live music and entertainment.

Visitors can watch cooking demonstrations by top chefs, browse stalls selling local produce, and there will be a farmers’ market. There will be taste from around the globe. The timings for the free event will be:

Producer’s Fayre: 12noon-9pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday

Farmers’ Market: 12noon-7pm Friday, 11am-7pm Saturday/Sunday

Food Piazza: 12noon-10pm Friday, 11am-10pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday

Craft Stalls: 12noon-9pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday

Blaengawney Farm Gwatkin Cider Sarah Cooks
Bread of Devon Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Ltd Selwyns Seafood
Caerphilly Preserves Homemade Country Preserves Septimus Spyder Drinks
Caws Cenarth Cheese Hot Roasted Nuts Shepherd’s Ice Cream
Celtic Country Wines Irvin Confectionary Snowdonia Cheese Co Ltd
Celtic Spirit Co Little Jack Horners Sub Zero Ice Cream
Condessa Welsh Liqueurs Llanfaes Dairy Ice Cream The Blaenafon Cheddar Company
Cowpots Love Patisserie The Chocolate Brownie Company
Devon Fishcakes Narna’s Chocolates The Fudge Box
Dewi Roberts Butchers Perfick Pork The Garlic Farm
Elm Tree Foods Produce of Stuttgart The Gift of Oil
Farmhouse Deli Radnor Hills The Handmade Scotch Egg Co
Fire Foods Ralph’s Cider and Perry The Original Welsh Oggie Pie Co.
Fudge Factory Riverford Organic Farms Tudor Brewery
Gilly’s Samosaco Wessex Pantry
Asiaspicebox Fresh As A Daisy Sorai
Carn Edward Farm Heather’s Harvest Susan’s Farmhouse Fudge
Caws Teifi Cheese Little Welsh Deli The Celt Experience
Claire’s Kitchen Mr Fitzpatrick’s Cordials The Continental Bakery
Contempo Catering Narna’s Chocolates The Dangerous Food Company
Cottage Sweets Oh Sugarplum! The Pudding Shop
Cwm Deri Vineyard Pastamore The Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Delicia Cakes & Teas Popty Cara Toffoc Ltd
Dream Blue Trading Co. Retro Shots Tudor House Preserves & Welsh Craft Foods
Emily’s Jams and Pickles Riverside Market Assoc Ty Gwyn Cider
Enhance Rowlestone Farmhouse Ice Cream Untapped Brewing Company Ltd
Field Barwine Ltd Samosaco Yo Go Go Frozen Yogurt
Food Station Wales Seasons Farm Foods  Crafty Devil Brewing
Parsons Nose The Strawberry Stop The Welsh Creperie
The Wrap Shack  Dusty Knuckle Pizza Company
Cambrian Organics Meat and Greek Ltd Taste of Persia
Gaucho BBQ Mela Street Food The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Co. / Café Mor
Glamorgan Vale Hog Roast Ltd Morgans Family Butchers The Spanish Buffet
Greta’s Wholefoodies Old Granary Pierogi Welsh Venison Centre
Griffiths Bakery Ltd Roly Poly Ltd Yum Yum
Indian Delights Shabbanakle

Bandstand & Entertainment Timings

Bandstand (all sets 45 minutes)
Friday Saturday Sunday
12pm Donnie Joe’s American Swing Peel Your Own Spuds Slap Your Mama Big Band
1pm Baraka Red Ray Maelog
2pm Fiesta Resistance Miss Maud’s Folly The Zen Hussies
3pm Tantz The Dandos Slap Your Mama Big Band
4pm Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra Maddassa Soul Band Maelog
5pm Donnie Joe’s American Swing Peel Your Own Spuds The Zen Hussies
6pm Baraka Red Ray Slap Your Mama Big Band
7pm Fiesta Resistance Miss Maud’s Folly
8pm Tantz The Dandos
9pm Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra Maddassa Soul Band
Entertainment, Farmer’s Market (all sets 30 minutes)
Friday Saturday Sunday
12.30pm The Railroad Skiffle Quartet The Saxalettes 89-91 Band
2.30pm The Railroad skiffle Quartet The Saxalettes 89-91 Band
4.30pm The Railroad Skiffle Quartet The Saxalettes 89-91 Band